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A small airline is planning to increase its fleet of planes that serves a city in Mississippi. Boutique Air operates one plane in Greenville, with flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville, Tennessee. If the plane requires maintenance, its other flights to and from Greenville can be delayed or canceled. The Delta ...
A Mississippi State University professor is traveling to Australia to continue her robotics research as a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar. Cindy Bethel, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is known for developing a therapeutic robotic dog called Therabot. Bethel will continue her ...

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Residents of a southern Mississippi city are coming together to help a distraught pet owner find his runaway wallaby. The Hattiesburg American reports that Jeff, the 2-year-old pet wallaby, has been lost for nearly two weeks, and the community is helping owner Logan ...
LGBT Pride Parade Held in City That Initially Denied Permit. Thousands of people have marched peacefully in the first-ever gay pride parade in a Mississippi city where officials had tried to block the event. ... It happened Saturday in Starkville, weeks after the city council initially denied a parade permit.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -. Residents in Petal may feel a little safer after knowing they are ranked number one as the safest city in Mississippi. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, the 10, 000 plus resident town has a violent crimes rate 15 times lower than the statewide average.
The specific hang-up, Gunn said, was a provision of the bill that would require cities and counties to match – dollar-for-dollar – any state funding that would be applied for road and bridge repairs. “No bill is better than a bad bill,” Gunn told Mississippi Today early Friday afternoon. “We believe our proposal, ...

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- The city of Meridian appears to be getting safer, at least according to one study. The National Council for Home Safety ranked Meridian as the 16th safest city in Mississippi. In the same study last year, Meridian ranked 19th. The ranking is based off statistics from the most recent ...
Mississippi City Denies Church Proposed by 'Father Jesus'. Even Father Jesus isn't above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. March 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.. Mississippi City Denies Church ...
(AP) — In a story March 21 about a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, The Associated Press erroneously reported the end date of a term started by ... depot in Brookhaven, the south Mississippi city where she lives with her husband, Michael Smith, and their daughter, Anna-Michael Smith, a college freshman.
Last year, Hannah Davis stayed home from school after rumors began circulating that a student was planning to bring a gun to her high school. Now, every day that she drives through the gates outside her school, she wonders if they'll keep her safe. Davis, a 17-year-old junior at Brandon High School, ...
A Mississippi city is turning its beachfront bathrooms into a tourist attraction by incorporating them into a lighthouse. March 10, 2018, at 12:26 p.m. ... "We're the only city on the Coast that doesn't have a bathroom facility on the beach," Mayor Mike Smith told the Sun Herald . Several of those cities have lighthouses. The Biloxi ...
Canadian National Railway snakes through cities, towns and villages in Mississippi as it makes its way southward before splitting into two lines just south of ... The train tracks arch close to 45 degrees just before turning into the middle of town, and trains often travel at a high rate of speed through the village.
With almost 1,000 people living in Jonestown, Mississippi, there's almost zero police coverage. The mayor of Jonestown, Kenny ... FOX13 asked where the police chief was, city officials said, “He's not on duty today,” which means there is no one patrolling Jonestown. When FOX13 dialed the Jonestown ...
Officials say utility board members in a Mississippi city owe nearly $100,000 to the state auditor's office after using public funds for personal use. ... They were removed from the board in 2013 when a new city administration took office and filed lawsuits claiming it did not have authority to oust them, but lost in ...
Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill outside her city hall office on Feb. 22, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis / AP. Alderwoman Sandra Sistrunk had moved Friday to put the issue back before the city board. Tuesday, she said it was important to not treat the application for the city's first gay pride parade ...
Officials in Starkville, Miss., have reversed course, voting to approve a permit for the first-ever Pride Parade in the city's history. The Board of Aldermen voted 3-3 at its Tuesday meeting to approve the Pride Parade, with Ald. David Little abstaining. Mayor Lynn Spruill cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the ...
After being denied permission to hold the first ever gay pride parade in Starkville, the community group got the go-ahead to put on the parade in the city during Tuesday's Board of Alderman's meeting. The alderman voted 3-3 to approve the Pride Parade after Alderman David Little, who previously had ...

(AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi college town voted Tuesday to permit a gay pride parade, reversing a previous denial and moving to defuse a lawsuit alleging ... Tuesday, she said it was important to not treat the application for the city's first gay pride parade differently from any other application.
Mississippi Town Will Host Its First-Ever Pride Parade After Rejecting Permit a Month Ago ... The leaders of Starkville, Mississippi, have finally voted to host its first-ever gay pride parade after officials originally rejected the permit. ... "We're having a pride parade approved by the city and that happened.".
LGBTQ+ activist Bailey McDaniel has spent the past four years trying to organize the small town's first ever pride parade. But last week, the Board of Alderman denied her organization a permit. Now, she and her fellow organizers have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city that argues the city's board ...
After a town board in Mississippi denied a permit for a Pride parade, activists are taking them to court, claiming their First Amendment rights have been ... Last week the board of aldermen in Starkville, Mississippi, stunned residents, who were overwhelmingly in support of hosting the town of 25,000's first ...
Pride organizers in Starkville, Miss., today filed a federal lawsuit over the city's denial of a permit for a the group's parade. The city's Board of Aldermen voted last week to deny the permit, even though many townspeople supported holding a Pride parade and there were apparently no problems with cost, ...
On Monday, Starkville Pride, a Mississippi gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community organization, sued the city of Starkville in U.S. District Court over ... In 2014, Starkville became the first town in Mississippi to pass an anti-discrimination resolution that included sexual orientation and identity and later ...
In line with a growing number of Mississippi cities, the Jackson City Council says it will vote on establishing leisure and recreation districts within its borders. If approved, it ... Phil Bryant signed into law in 2016, gave some municipalities the authority to establish leisure and recreation districts. The next year ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The author of a New York Times best-selling book has been awarded a key to her Mississippi hometown. WLBT-TV reports Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba presented Angie Thomas with a key to the city Tuesday. Thomas's first book, “The Hate U Give,” is a number one ...
WDAM-TV reports that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a proclamation Wednesday announcing the city now has the title to Mt. Olive Cemetery. The five-acre (two-hectare) cemetery was created in 1906, when three employees of a lumber company got a loan to buy it for graves for black families.
For Harker, who, is also professor of English and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, owning a bookstore was a natural progression. “Everyone who loves books dreams of opening a bookstore, and in this town there are a lot of women ...
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is planning to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to ... It was not immediately clear whether Mississippi cities are allowed to set smaller penalties for drug possession. Jackson City Councilman ...
Mississippi law sets penalties of up to three years in prison and a $3,000 fine for possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. It was not immediately clear whether Mississippi cities are allowed to set smaller penalties for drug possession. Jackson City Councilman De'Keither Stamps says strict penalties ...
Here's a dark-horse candidate for the most unpopular law passed by last year's Mississippi Legislature: House Bill 1106. ... Review Board, or how the Department of Finance and Administration was seeking to add dump trucks and garbage trucks to its state purchasing list, meaning cities and counties could ...
Northeast Mississippi's largest city is aiding the symbolic return of Indians evicted from the region nearly 200 years ago. Feb. 11, 2018, at 11:31 a.m.. City to Help Build ... The city of Tupelo agreed Tuesday to spend $20,000 to help build a road accessing land where the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation plans a heritage center.
The City of Oxford has issued a Self-Imposed Precautionary Boil-Water Notice for customers in Oxford, Mississippi. This notice includes those outside of city limits. The notice is following a water main break near Highway 6. The City of Oxford Water System said this does not affect the University of ...
Appeals continue in a legal battle over who should be the elected leader of the police department in a northeast Mississippi town. Feb. 11, 2018, at 10:34 ... Okolona City Attorney Gene Barton says Randle had refused to give up the patrol car used by the police chief and other city property. Barton says legal ...
The City of Natchez must get itself better organized and focused on managing the city's business. In the latest example of the city's failure to pay attention to details of city government, aldermen only recently seem to have discovered, or at least publicly acknowledged, that a church that had leased the ...
OXFORD, Miss. - The City of Oxford has issued a Self-Imposed Precautionary Boil-Water Notice for customers in Oxford, Mississippi. This notice includes those outside of city limits. The notice is following a water main break near Highway 6. The City of Oxford Water System said this does not affect the ...
Frank Klipsch took advantage of mayor's conference to push Mississippi River commerce ... He was wearing his hat as the co-chair of the Mississippi River cities and towns initiative to promote involvement in the Paris Climate Accord, promote trade, promote water security and promoting the Mississippi ...
POLICE OFFICER FIRED - A police officer who was fired by a north Mississippi town is being investigated for inappropriate contact with underage girls. - ARMED ROBBERY CONVICTION - The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not reconsider the case of a man convicted of an armed robbery in which a ...
SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — A police officer who was fired by a north Mississippi town is being investigated for inappropriate contact with underage girls. WREG-TV reports that Arthur Avant was fired from the Senatobia Police Department, then began working Jan. 22 for Tunica County Sheriff's Department.
WLOX-TV reports that the Gulfport City Council will consider hiring an engineering firm Tuesday to investigate flooding and propose solutions. Businesses along the stretch of U.S. 49, a central artery in the city, have long complained that unmaintained ditches and a lack of landscaping may be contributing.
He also argued, as he has before and will again, that cities that are trade centers receive disproportionally large benefits from sales taxes. Bryan said, for example, that the Jackson suburb of Flowood has stretched its city limits along Mississippi Highway 25 and has become a retail hub that draws shoppers ...
Education and resources are provided to the communities that we serve, as well as assistance for Mississippi municipalities working toward comprehensive smoke-free ordinances. If your organization or business falls into either of these categories, call me for partnership. I can be reached at 601-282-5376 ...
The leaders in City Hall deserve to be lauded for their continued efforts to get its financial books in order to reverse past mistakes. The city's independent auditors told aldermen this week that much improvement had been done by the city clerk's office, but that much remained to do. Late audits and financial ...
The new crown jewel of the Magnolia State may be located 90 miles north of Hattiesburg, but its luster was made possible, in part, by Hub City native Iona Williams. I'm talking, of course, about the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and its companion facility, the Museum of Mississippi History. Williams ...
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen will allow a circus performance today at the Natchez City Auditorium since the show will not involve animals. The board had voted in an early January meeting to bar circus performances in that building due to pressure from the People for the Ethical Treatment ...
Mississippi education officials say a data breach at a testing vendor exposed student information at three unnamed schools in two districts. State Superintendent Carey Wright says Mississippi was notified Friday. Minnesota-based Questar Assessment told New York officials Thursday that an ex-employee is ...
It's an issue faced by many communities through out North Mississippi. Aging ... “In The city of Starkville we've got infrastructure that's basically been in use for well over 50 years like anything else has a life. Type of ... “What we are monitoring though certain areas of town what we consider very aged.
JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said city officals reported the water breaks and as a result, 60 percent of its schools now have low or inadequate water pressure. Sacked lunches and bus transportation will be available for students and JPS added parents will also be allowed to pick up their children.
Ex-Klansman Edgar Ray Killen may be dead, but this small Mississippi town still remembers his crimes ... While the town of 7,400 and surrounding Neshoba County has a long and mixed history, it is hoping the death of a prime mover in an ugly piece of it will allow it to learn and move on from a legacy of ...
Mississippi town agrees to rehire most employees. Originally published ... (AP) — Most employees of a southeast Mississippi town are back on the job after a week in limbo. WDAM-TV reports that ... Johnson's veto. The weeklong dispute left the city without firefighters and relying on the sheriff for policing.
Mississippi Town Agrees to Rehire Most Employees. Employees of a ... (AP) — Most employees of a southeast Mississippi town are back on the job after a week in limbo. WDAM-TV reports that ... The weeklong dispute left the city without firefighters and relying on the sheriff for policing. Rehired employees ...


 

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